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Quality of Life and Fatigue in Post-Covid-19 Adults with Disabilities Included in The Swimming Practice

INTRODUCTION

Persons with mental and physical disabilities are at greater risk of experiencing a reduced quality of life and heightened levels of fatigue, especially during the pandemic period. It is widely acknowledged that that reduced movement and physical activities during the pandemic are associated with mental and physical health problems. This study aimed to investigate the quality of life and fatigue

ce. METHODS: This research included 9 participants who were part of the EU project Post-COV Swim, all of whom had mental and physical disabilities who were actively participating in swimming practice. This study included sociodemographic factors (age, gender, COVID-19 status), as well as anthropometric indices (body mass, body height), multidimensional fatigue inventory (MFI), and quality of life questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L). RESULTS: The participants reported a favourable quality of life (scores up to 1.89 out of maximum and worst result of 5 in all subscales) and low fatigue levels (scores up to 10.33 out of maximum 20 in all subscales). Interestingly, there were no significant differences observed in the quality of life and fatigue score between participants who had COVID-19 infection and those who had not. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest that participation in swimming has positive impact on individuals with disabilities, whether they have been infected with COVID-19 or not. However, it's important to note that this study had a limited sample size and was cross-sectional in nature. Therefore, future research with a larger and prospective study design is warranted to

confirm this positive effect.

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